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Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 3 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Accounting

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Overview

Our Accounting research looks at the relationship between the accounting profession, governance and society and explores the nature and purpose of accounting institutions and practices, with a view to improving social well-being and stimulating greater accountability.

A key part of this is our Accounting Research Centre (ARC) which explores these areas of interest from a variety of perspectives, including Arab and Islamic contexts, historical analysis, gender issues, public sector contexts and interdisciplinary approaches.

ARC's work covers a diverse range of research linked by the common thread of the continuing and significantly growing influential role that accounting plays in the functioning of modern society.

Research projects

Accounting research is based around the following four broad areas:

  • The Accounting Profession
  • Governance and Society
  • Accountability
  • Globalisation

We welcome enquiries and applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD studies in these areas.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,672

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates. Please note that it is not necessary to have identified a potential supervisor before submitting your application. Students successful in obtaining a place on our PhD programme normally commence their research studies at the start of the academic year in September. However, it is possible to join the PhD programme at an agreed date during the academic year.

University information

Heriot-Watt University has a 200-year history, and over that time has cultivated an outstanding reputation for its quality of teaching and research. Despite being one of the oldest learning institutions in the UK, it offers a contemporary, research-driven approach to learning that ensures students are always benefiting from the very latest in global knowledge. The university is primarily based in Edinburgh, although courses are also...more

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